Lester Holt hits the road for special week-long series reporting - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Lester Holt hits the road for special week-long series reporting on issues impacting hometowns across America

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK -

Starting May 7, “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt sets out on a nation-wide journey, cutting through the chaotic news cycle to report on stories impacting Americans’ hometowns such as job creation, reducing crime and opioid addiction. Holt will bring attention to local issues with national implications, and tell the stories of Americans who are transforming their communities and inspiring others.

The series builds on Holt’s January 2016 “Across America” tour, when he traveled the country speaking to Americans about the nation’s most pressing issues leading up to Inauguration Day.

Holt will anchor “NBC Nightly News” from cities tackling these issues head-on, kicking off Monday, May 7th from Portland, Oregon; Tuesday, May 8th from Denver, Colorado; Wednesday, May 9th from Chicago, Illinois; Thursday May 10th from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and finally Friday May 10th from Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Since becoming the anchor of “NBC Nightly News” in June 2015, Holt has made on-the-ground reporting a signature of the broadcast, striving to go beyond headlines and report how news impacts the lives of people from coast to coast. 

For updates, more content and behind the scenes footage, follow “NBC Nightly News” on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, and the hashtag #LesterAcrossAmerica.

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

    North and South Korea say they plan bid for 2032 Olympics

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:40 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:40:15 GMT
    (Korea Broadcasting System via AP). In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS),  North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands at the end of their joint press conference in Pyo...(Korea Broadcasting System via AP). In this image made from video provided by Korea Broadcasting System (KBS), North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, right, and South Korean President Moon Jae-in shake hands at the end of their joint press conference in Pyo...
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.More >>
    North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in said in a statement Wednesday that the countries planned to jointly bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics.More >>
  • Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart released from prison

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:38 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:38:42 GMT
    (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City. Smart says she’s been “reassured” the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually...(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File). FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City. Smart says she’s been “reassured” the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually...
    Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 fell short on her apology.More >>
    Elizabeth Smart says the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 fell short on her apology.More >>
  • Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

    Tesla says it has turned over documents to feds

    Wednesday, September 19 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-09-19 23:33:05 GMT
    Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private.More >>
    Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 5 percent Tuesday after a report that it's under criminal investigation over statements about taking the company private.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms